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What’s Will trying to prove with attacks on president?

I read virtually all of George Will’s columns. That modest exercise requires one to keep a dictionary readily accessible because Will prides himself on being a word-monger. It appears that he must prove just how intelligent he is by using words such as “swivet” or “supine.”

The main thrust of a recent column, not surprisingly, was a blatant knock on just how smart President Obama is, or isn’t. Talk about the “pot calling the kettle black.” Maybe Will is simply jealous that someone in Washington is actually brighter than he is? One person pens a national column where the elitist snobbery on his sleeve is glaringly transparent. The other person is the president of the United States.

Oblivious to Will, the glare on the president’s sleeve happens to be a beacon of hope for the millions of average Americans who are both tired of the hyper-partisanship that is pervasive in Washington and are simply not impressed by the use of words more commonly used in spelling bees.

Poor Will, he must feel like the Super Bowl loser – second best in town, but no trophy.

James F. McTigue Sr.

Buffalo